Yea! This is what we hosts and Airbnb have been saying all along about these egregious attempts by the city to force Airbnb to hand over enormous amounts of private data, eg allow the city to engage in a fishing expedition of the sort that is clearly against the law.
"US District Judge Leo T. Sorokin, ruling Friday in a lawsuit filed by San Francisco-based Airbnb last November, declared that Boston can’t eject a short-term rental service from the city as punishment for posting and failing to remove listings that violate the ordinance.
Sorokin, who heard arguments April 8, also ruled that Boston can’t require short-term rental services to report to the city how many days each month a rental is occupied. He wrote that “Airbnb would be irreparably harmed by having to comply with an unconstitutional requirement that it disclose private business information.”
Thank heavens for our court system, which often is useless for us little people who can't afford to use it, but when AIrbnb enters the fray and sues, it seems to work.